Less than one month to go for Tokyo Forum 2022!

“Tokyo Forum” is an annual symposium co-hosted by the University of Tokyo and the Chey Institute for Advanced Studies of South Korea.
This year's main theme is "Dialogue between Philosophy and Science" .
Tokyo Forum 2022’s official newsletter #3 will give you a heads-up on High Level Talk Session on December 1.

Introducing “High Level Talk Session” on December 1

Thursday December 1 19:25 - 20:35 JST

"Dialogue between Philosophy and Science: Towards a New Enlightenment"

In the face of a pandemic, wars, and environmental crises, we need a New Enlightenment.
This is a dialogue between philosophy and science to shape our future, in search for a New Enlightenment, and go beyond the anthropocentric thinking.

NAKAJIMA Takahiro 【online】

Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia Director, East Asian Academy for New Liberal Arts The University of Tokyo

Professor Nakajima’s prior posts includes an associate professor at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo. His research areas are Chinese Philosophy and World Philosophy. He is an author of many books such as “Chinese Philosophy – from Hundred Schools of Thought to Cheng-Zhu School and Modern Confucianism” (Chuko Shinsho, 2022), “Crisis at the Age of Philosophy –Discourse of Imagination” (University of Tokyo Press, 2021), “Language as Thought” (Iwanami Gendaizensho, 2017). Co-authoring: “Conquer beyond Totalitarianism” (Markus Gabriel and Takahiro Nakajima, Shueisha Shinsho, 2020), Co-edition: “History of World Philosophy,” 8 plus a separate volumes, (Kunitake Itou, Shirou Itou, Takahiro Nakajima, Makoto Noutomi, Chikuma Shinsho, 2020).

Markus GABRIEL 【online】

Professor, University of Bonn Academic Director, THE NEW INSTITUTE

Prof. Dr. Markus Gabriel is the Chair of Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Bonn since 2009, where he also directs the International Center for Philosophy (IZPH) and the transdisciplinary Center for Science and Thought (CST). He is a regular visiting professor in Paris (Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne) and at the New School for Social Research, where he has directed the Institute for Philosophy and the New Humanities since 2020. Other visiting professorships have taken him to UC Berkeley and, in 2019, to New York University. His most recent publications are “Fictions” (Suhrkamp 2020) and “Moral Progress in Dark Times” (Ullstein 2020). In his book “Der Sinn des Denkens” (Ullstein 2018) and other publications, he has developed basic lines of a philosophy of AI, which he is currently continuing to research.

LEE Sukjae 【onsite】

Professor of Philosophy, Seoul National University

Sukjae Lee is a philosopher who specializes in Early Modern Western Philosophy, and has written numerous articles on Leibniz, Berkeley, and Malebranche. He is currently working on a monograph on Leibniz's metaphysics as well as an introductory volume on philosophy for non-specialists. He has recently finished a two- year term as Dean of the College of Humanities at Seoul National University, and is currently serving as a board member at the Chey Institute for Advanced Studies and the Amore Pacific Foundation. He is also an editor and regular contributor to the Seoul Review of Books.

OKI Sayaka 【onsite】

Professor, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo

Sayaka Oki is a historian of science and technology and professor at the University of Tokyo since 2022. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo, after having finished the D.E.A course (equivalent to master level) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France. Her main research interests concern the intellectual history of academic freedom and the socio-economic history of academic institutions of science in Europe. Recently she enlarged her scope of study to the influence of today’s innovation policy on the academic autonomy. She has published numerous books and articles in English, Japanese and French.

OOGURI Hirosi 【online】

Director, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, The University of Tokyo Fred Kavli Professor and Director, Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology

OOGURI [1989 PhD, University of Tokyo] has been at California Institute of Technology since 2000, where he is the Fred Kavli Professor and the Director of the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is also the Director of the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe of the University of Tokyo and the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Center for Physics.
Ooguri has received the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon from the Emperor of Japan, the Nishina Prize, the Simons Investigator Award, the Hamburg Prize, and the Humboldt Research Award. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His popular science book received the Kodansha Prize for Science Books.

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